La Boheme Review
by Markus Gründig / Kulturfreak
"... Chang to the role of the poet Rodolfo bring his powerful tenor voice, especially in the expressive outbursts audience appeal shine and will continue to ensure delight with its melting and its great appeal the audience with tenor highlights."
La Boheme Review
by Der Opernfreund
"Mario Chang leads in the ensemble with its Frankfurt debut as Rudolfo. With the addition of just 24 years young tenor from Guatemala in the opera company director Bernd Loebe is a real coup. Such a superb voice buy opera houses the usual way as a guest for a few ideas one. Recently he was in Placido Domingo initiated international singing competition "Operalia" equal with three prizes (first place in the singing competition, Zarzuela Prize and Audience Award). Among the winners of last year find names like Joseph Calleja and Rolando Villazón. Chang is this now famous tenor colleagues today in every way. His tenor has an almost baritone core and is capable of shining heights. The timbre is reminiscent of the young Domingo: virile, bulky and thereby well focused. The last bit of individuality is also set in the course of time. From a talk "hope" for the Italian specialist, is ruled out: there is nothing to hope - it's all there. After this prelude as Rudolfo you looking forward to accompany him even as many seasons with elaboration of the most important roles of his profession in Frankfurt."
Placido Domingo’s Operalia: Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Mario Chang win top awards.
by Robert D. Thomas / Los Angeles Daily News
"Chang, who recently completed his third year in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, also won the men’s audience prize, making him just the fourth singer to win the top two prices and the audience prize."
"Chang’s gripping rendition of “Ella mi fu rapita!” from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” elicited one of the biggest audience ovations of the evening and he backed it up with a heartfelt offering of “No puede ser” from Pablo Sorozabal’s “La tabernera del puerto” in the zarzuela portion."
Operalia, the World Opera Competition, Showcases 2014 Winners.
by Maria Nockin / Opera Today
"Then it was time for a blockbuster tenor. Mario Chang, 28, from Guatemala. His well-thought out interpretation of “Ella mi fu rapita” from Rigoletto, combined with his intensity and charisma won him first prize and an Audience Prize. He also won a Zarzuela Prize for his rendition of Sorozábal’s “No puede ser.”
Plácido Domingo and Operalia: Building a Future for Talent.
by Barret Wissmann / Forbes Life
"The level of the talent this year was high and the winners were certainly deserving candidates. Mario Chang, a tenor from Guatemala who won first prize, had a powerful and impressive delivery."
With Levine Back At Juilliard, Young Voices Take Wing.
by George Loomis / Classical Voice America
"Best of all was Mario Chang, who brought firm, ringing tone to Nemorino’s display of bravado in “Esulti pur la barbara” and heartfelt pathos to “Adina, credimi”
Young Talents Working With Those Comedians Stravinsky and Berlioz. Evening of Comic Opera From the Met and Juilliard.
by Anthony Tommasini / New York Times